The iMac is one of those devices that Apple does not really update very often. Over the past few years, the all-in-one desktop computer has only received incremental upgrades from the tech giant. However, if rumors prove to be true, this will change within the following months.
The iMac was last refreshed October 2015, when the device received a boost in its capabilities. Just like the MacBook Pro, however, there is a good chance that this year would feature the iMac's biggest updates yet.
2016 iMac Rumored Specs And Features
Though Apple has been characteristically silent about the development and the upcoming features of its halo all-in-one computer, numerous speculations have emerged about the device. Recent rumors have been pretty much split recently, with some stating that the 2016 iMac would feature an Intel Kaby Lake chip, and others stating that the powerful computer would run AMD's Zen CPU.
Fans of the iMac, however, state that both could be possible, with the Intel CPU available for entry level iMacs and the AMD Zen being reserved for the machine's top-tier variants.
Rumors of the 2016 iMac's graphical prowess have been abounding as well, with speculations stating that the upcoming device would feature GPUs from AMD's Polaris set. Recent reports have pointed out that AMD has won contracts with Apple for its Polaris 10 and 11 chips. Thus, these GPUs might very well be featured in the upcoming device.
There are even rumors about the 2016 iMac to be fully VR-capable. While this might be rather unusual for Apple, such a feature would actually make sense, seeing has the tech giant's competitors have been fully embracing the new technology.
2016 iMac Release Date
The release date of the 2016 iMac has not been announced by Apple as of yet, but rumors are high that the tech giant would hold an important event sometime this October. While the star of the device might very well be the 2016 MacBook Pro, the chances of the 2016 iMac making an appearance in the event are very high.